On the 19th of May 1983 Diane Downs stops at the McKenzie-Williamette-Hospital and cries for help. She is wounded on her arm and her three children are also wounded seriously. She says that... See full summary »
Connie Sellecca stars as Sharon Blake, a successful career woman who has a passionate affair with a possessive man (Gregory Harrison). When she tries to break off the relationship, she ... See full summary »
Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »
This true story continues to move me in a deep and meaningful way each time I see it.
Broken Promises is a classic. I enjoyed this wonderful true human interest story when it first aired and when I had the opportunity to see it again recently I remembered how good it was. Wonderful actors, portraying complicated characters, skillfully show all sides of an enormously emotionally charged situation. Cheryl Ladd was lovely as the adopting mother desperate to fill her lonely life with caring for a homeless child. Ted Levine and Kathleen Whilhoite were absolutely riveting in their roles as the homeless couple who were hopeless victims of their family backgrounds. Kathleen Whilhoite was heartbreaking as we watch her reluctantly give her daughter to strangers "for the good of the child." Ted Levine mesmerizes us every time he is on screen with the wonderfully complicated characterization of the birth father who deep down loves his daughter but knows he should never have been a father and isn't equipped to fill that role. Being strong for both of them, he persuades his wife to give up the child, a heartbreaking scene. This movie is a wonderful true story of love and selflessness beautifully acted with a final scene that will haunt you for weeks. I recommend this movie to all who love a great true story.
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